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RE: why be at peace when you can suffer?

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Posted by: yidaki at Mon Aug 16 17:36:14 2010  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by yidaki ]  
   

reading these posts by you guys makes me think I have found my herpetological bretheren

My friends ask me often why I keep snakes with attitudes or that arent very popular. The answer I give them is 1) "you only keep ball pythons and boas so you would not understand" and 2) There is nothing in the herp world as cool as a snake who can differentiate the sound of my car door vs. my wifes and thus be waiting at the glass when I come in the door but show no interest when my wife comes home.. no boid can do that (I have a few carpets and still have a soft spot for them but not like my colubrids) or even anythng close to that but both my cribos, false water cobras and my black racer have all done that and some do it every time.

My favorites will come out fo their hides or lower levels when they feel my foot steps coming across the room (Im 6'7" 345lbs so my footsteps are probably mini earthquakes to them).

I agree that these guys are underrated and my only experience as a keeper of one is with my black racer for the last few years. It seems so many of the absolute coolest snakes out there are highly under rated.. look at the ptyas rat snakes.. they are insanley awesome.. ever seen one in the US even though they are one of the most common snakes in asia?


Jay


   

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